Minutes of Tower Gardens Residents Group meeting: 14th January 2020
TGRG 14th January 2020
Larkspur Close Meeting Room
Attending: Mary (Chair), Friedrich (Vice chair) Matthew (Sec), Tania, Thea, Chiara, Cllr Adje, Cat, Christiane, Stuart, George, Petros, Manos, Ava, Fiona, Claudia, PC Louis Pope
Apologies Cllr Stennett and Cllr Bull, Pauline Syddell
Recent statistics were circulated by PC Pope. He showed that the TG area is not higher than other Tottenham areas. The highest Tottenham areas for crime are those near the High Road. Tottenham is overall worse for crime stats than the west of Haringey.
Drug use continues in and near Tower Gardens Park.
30 December an explosion occurred in the park due to substances being ignited.
Always report crime via phone, email or website so that statistics can be properly gathered and crime levels reported, so that we can get appropriate resources.
Leave lights on and keep hedges trimmed to reduce risk of burglaries.
Boundary Commission – Ward boundaries in Haringey will be changing and this will affect us for the first time in the 2022 elections.
Consultation on the Council’s budget is open (until 19th Jan).
555 White Hart Lane – Council is working with the company Segro PLC to ensure high quality new commercial development
White Hart Lane/Spurs – the Council is in dispute with Spurs regarding High Road West scheme and creation of pedestrian boulevard from WHL station to the stadium
There was a long discussion about parking and about off street parking. Matthew to forward details about some unauthorised crossovers/front garden parking. Major concerns about all the events at THFC and not having enough visitor parking permits. We are still awaiting decision re future CPZ.
Please follow @haringeycouncil on Twitter – a very good way to find out what is going on locally. Also Nextdoor is a good local forum.
There have been amendments to the Conservation Area rules – all households should have received information through the post. These don’t come into effect until year end.
Friends of Tower Gardens Park – are there any volunteers who would like to help with this? Please contact Matthew or Karen. In the past year we have made a big difference. BIG thanks to Zoe Fudge for organisation and wishing her well in the future.
Tree planting – more trees are coming we hope – info forwarded separately.
There is severe flooding at the junction of the Roundway and Waltheof Gardens.
Speeding on the Roundway – this is a disgrace and all residents are fed up with it. People live in fear of crossing the road and also the junction at Lordship Lane. New cameras are being installed on the A10 but we need more traffic calming. TFL have apparently said that our roads are not dangerous enough for more works, but we regularly see people racing cars and bikes at all times of day and night.
Dates of future meetings
There was a discussion about this and it was decided to try and meet every TWO months. The next meeting was agreed for Tuesday 10th March. The meeting after that will probably be Tuesday 12th May.